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Wise Young
08-01-2006, 04:23 PM

Vaccine Lets Rats Pig Out, Stay Svelte
By Denise Gellene, Times Staff Writer
August 1, 2006

Scientists at Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla have developed an experimental anti-obesity vaccine that allowed rats to feast on dry pet chow without getting fat.

The vaccine reduced levels of ghrelin, a hormone found in mammals that regulates the consumption and storage of fat, according to their study, which was published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


08-01-2006, 05:48 PM
Now THIS I could get excited about .. :D

Le Type Fran├žais
08-01-2006, 09:22 PM
Where's the vaccine that turns off my love for unhealthy foods?

08-01-2006, 09:29 PM
If this were put to use on humans it would save many from premature deaths. It's just as good as any other life saving vaccine out there in my opinion. These guy's are going to be rich if they can get it in the pharmacies.

08-02-2006, 01:29 AM
Rats get to walk AND stay skinny? You're killin' me Smalls.

Le Type Fran├žais
08-02-2006, 02:21 AM
Rats get to walk AND stay skinny? You're killin' me Smalls.

Good movie. ;)

08-02-2006, 05:02 PM
I won't get jealous until the male rats get to walk again, eat whatever the hell they want AND have multiple orgasms.



08-02-2006, 05:37 PM
Is there a clinical trial yet for humans....where do i sign up?:applaud: